July 2024 ‘Music’ results

Judge: Angela Connor

Set subject EDI

Lyndel Holt - A Violinists Journey jpg
Intermediate: Lyndel Holt – A Violinists Journey jpg

Jen Fawkes - The Band
Advanced: Jen Fawkes – The Band

Open EDI

Fiona Jones - The only car on the road
Intermediate: Fiona Jones – The only car on the road

Sim Chong - Huge Vases
Advanced: Sim Chong – Huge Vases

Open Print

Colleen Singleton - Through the window
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – Through the window

Jen Fawkes - Free my dad
Advanced: Jen Fawkes – Free my dad

Set subject definition:

An image that depicts an association with music. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize – TOPshots competition

As most of you know the club lost a dear member Rosie Hughes a few years ago. Resulting from this tragedy Rosie’s family and the club joined forces and decided to sponsor a photographic competition, as Rosie was a great teacher and was willing to develop the skills of any club member that requested assistance. The club spoke to the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) and for their TOPshots competition, a year 12 school competition, the winner receives the Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize.

The presentation this year is on:

Date: Wednesday 27th March
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Address: 850 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

Please book thru the invitation link.

You are all welcome to attend, I hope to see you there.

Kind regards,
Ian Coombs

Monthly competitions in 2024

February – Festivals, Fairs and Market Places (travel)

Judge: Paul Robinson
Entries due: Tuesday 9 January 2024
Judged: Tuesday 6 February 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images of people or events engaged in festivals or fairs, or at the local marketplace.
Following the definition of PSA Photo Travel.

March – Portrait (monochrome)

Judge: Paul Dodd
Entries due: Tuesday 6 February 2024
Judged: Tuesday 5 March 2024
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Theme open to interpretation but must be of a person/s or animals. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

April – In the Kitchen

Judge: Jose Anguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 5 March 2024
Judged: Tuesday 2 April 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Get into the kitchen and have some fun! Create an image of the people, activities, food, or tools all within the theme of ‘in the kitchen’. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

May – Animals in Action – Behaviour (nature)

Judge: Sam Mariani
Entries due: Tuesday 2 April 2024
Judged: Tuesday 7 May 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Take your nature photography a step further and take an image of an animal/animals in action. Looking for animal behaviour (running, jumping, flying, feeding, mating, fighting…). The editing rules for PSA Nature are to be followed but not the content rules. Domestic animals are allowed as are objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity.

June – Triptych

Judge: Sarah Louise Jackson
Entries due: Tuesday 7 May 2024
Judged: Tuesday 4 June 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: A series of three (3) images that are linked and presented in a single frame. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

July – Music

Judge: Angela Connor
Entries due: Tuesday 4 June 2024
Judged: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that depicts an association with music. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

August – Intentional Camera Movement

Judge: Ewen Bell
Entries due: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Judged: Tuesday 6 August 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) is a creative way of working with long exposure photography where the camera is moved during an exposure. ICM is both a technique and an artistic way of expression. ICM must not be simulated during editing, otherwise there are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

September – Patterns and Textures (monochrome)

Judge: Lisa Law
Entries due: Tuesday 6 August 2024
Judged: Tuesday 3 September 2024
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that demonstrates patterns or textures as the main point of interest. Open to interpretation for example can include patterns and textures found in nature, architecture and abstracts. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

October – Mood of the Weather

Judge: Deborah Mullins
Entries due: Tuesday 3 September 2024
Judged: Tuesday 1 October 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image depicting some aspect of the weather e.g. storm [actual or impending] rain, hail, snow, fog or wind. Normal sunny conditions or the aftermath are not acceptable. (SAPF) There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

November – Sport (photojournalism)

Judge: Craig Wetjen
Entries due: Tuesday 1 October 2024
Judged: Tuesday 29 October 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images of sporting events or sport participants where a known sport is the key feature. Creative or composite images not permitted.
Following the definition of PSA Photojournalism.

December – End of year

Judge: Bert Hoveling
Entries due: Tuesday 29 October 2024
Judged: Tuesday 3 December 2024
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
President’s trophy

Annual Presentation Night – Tuesday 5th December 2023

Bookings for the WCC Annual Presentation Dinner are now open via TryBooking. Please note that we will not be holding it at the Hall this year, but at the Sandown Park Hotel.

This is an evening and opportunity to catch up with fellow Club members, acknowledge our achievements and congratulate the winners of our Annual Awards. The Committee have arranged for the Club to subsidise the two course dinner; same price for members and partners. There are a limited number of seats available. This is a once a year event, so please don’t miss out.

Thanks to Ross Eddington who has done much of the organising for this.

In Focus: ‘Scapes exhibition opening

The opening of our exhibition went well tonight. So good to see all the prints on the wall looking so good.

If you didn’t make it tonight do drop by during the week. I expect we could also open the gallery for a short period next Tuesday night.

Great work everyone and special thanks to the hanging team and others who put to do various tasks. Too many to mention but special thanks to John Noble who did a lot of the mounts and many of the prints.

The displayed images can also be viewed in our Scapes Exhibition 2023 gallery.

Celebrating Melbourne’s top secondary photomedia students in an exciting exhibition at MAPh

Our club aponsors a competition run by the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) for secondary students in honour of our dear departed friend Rosie Hughes. Please see below information about the launch of the exhibition on Wednesday 26th April 2023 at 6:00pm.

Celebrating its 15th year, TOPshots continues to highlight the strength of the photographic work being produced by students in Victoria’s high schools. The 14 artists selected for this year’s exhibition highlight a range of creative and experimental approaches to photography while exploring themes and ideas that are relevant to these young artists as they navigate their worlds and develop their creative responses.
MAPh is proud to have the opportunity to foreground and acknowledge these emerging artists while providing them with a vital platform to share and exhibit their work.
  – Stella Loftus-Hills, MAPh Curator

TOPshots 2022–23 | Exhibition launch and award announcement
Museum of Australian Photography
Wednesday 26 April 2023
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Free event. RSVPs essential

Thank you for a great 2022!

What a year it has been, so many workshops, outings, lots and lots of images, what more in life could we want!!

Last night was the Annual Presentation Night, with many highlights, some being:

  • Paul Spence, became a life member
  • Jennifer Sui was top aggregate scorer
  • Portfolio distinctions were awarded
  • Judges Christopher Ian & Mandarine Montgomery, gave insightful comments, and answered many questions informally
  • Lots of door prizes won, with very happy recipients
  • A very social time was had by all.

On behalf of the committee, have a wonderful and safe festive season, see you all next year with our first event a BBQ on 10th January 2023 at Brickmakers Park.